events

May 25 | Real Boy | Indie Lens Pop-Up

May 15, 2017
Title image
Courtesy / Independent Lens - PBS

FREE – Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation about a son’s transition and a mom’s transformation. RESERVE SEATS

FREE – Tuesday, May 23, at 7 p.m. | Discover the chemistry and engineering behind the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and other U.S. cities, and hear from the filmmakers, scientists and citizens bringing this important story to PBS. With discussion moderated by NOVA’s Paula S. Apsell. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

2017 East Lansing Art Festival

May 8, 2017
Bird eye view of festival
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Sat. May 20 - Sun. May 21 in Downtown East Lansing | Join WKAR at the 2017 East Lansing Art Festival! 

The audience sits in Abrams Planetarium underneath the starry ceiling.
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Lansing City Market.

They say you should treat others the way you want to be treated, but what happens when you don’t?

We want to hear your personal stories of good deeds, karma, revenge, and “reaping what you sow.” 

Maybe you did something you shouldn’t have and you got what was coming to you… or you got away with it. What did you learn? 
On the other hand, you might have a story of hard work that paid off, or a tale of spreading kindness that has a happy ending.

Kathyrn Edin: book and portrait
Courtesy / MSU

Thur. Apr. 27 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in WKAR Studio A & LIVE Webcast | Kathryn Edin, co-author of $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, will discuss extreme poverty in America. RSVP to Attend | Watch Live WebCast

APR 20 | National Bird | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Apr 11, 2017
National Image: Title Image
Courtesy / Independent Lens - PBS

FREE – Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation on how three courageous whistleblowers break the silence around the secret U.S. drone war. RESERVE SEATS HERE

Curious crew student intern and kid
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

April 7-23 at the MSU Science Festival | Join Curious Crew and others at the 2017 MSU Science Festival!

santana
Courtesy / PBS/John J. Valadez

FREE – Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m. with reception at 6:30pm | View the film and join the conversation on how music played an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights. ALL SEATS ARE FILLED

Khalid Ibrahim standing at the microphone telling a story
Katie Wittenauer / RCAH- MSU

 

The theme of our January Pop-Up Stories event was “clean slate.” Storyteller Khalid Ibrahim shared his story about immigrating to the US from Pakistan when he was twelve.

 


Pop-Up Stories crowd
WKAR-MSU

Thur. Feb. 23 at 6:30pm at the MSU Abrams Planetarium | Do you believe in destiny? Come share your stories about fate, fortune, and things that are (or aren’t) meant to be!

March 2 | The Bad Kids | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Feb 16, 2017
Girl and baby
Courtesy of Low Key Pictures / Indie Lens Pop-UP

FREE – Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation on how an alternative high school offers at-risk students one last chance for a diploma. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

Sat. Jan. 14 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm in the WKAR TV Studios | Bring your whole family for a day of fun celebrating the new WKAR PBS Kids 24/7 channel and WKAR's new educational platform: WKAR Family.

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Meet the Patels
Courtesy / Indie Lens Pop-Up

FREE – Thursday, December 1, at 7 p.m. | Watch the film and join the conversation on the true-life romantic comedy about an Indian American’s search for love with the help of his enormous extended family.

Invisible Wounds
Courtesy / ComArtSci-MSU

FREE – Thu. Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. | Join the conversation at a free screening exploring issues faced by war veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

2016 MSU Homecoming Parade

Oct 10, 2016
David Sparty Brown

Fri. Oct. 14 at 6pm in East Lansing |  Look for Sid the Science Kid and more of your favorite WKAR-TV and radio personalities in the MSU Homecoming Parade!

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